Today is the older kids last day of work. I have to say that I am relieved! They worked a lot this season and it meant a lot of driving back and forth for me. I will miss the occasional one on one time with them, as I took them to work.
I am very happy to be getting back to a "normal" schedule however. I can't wait to wake up Monday morning and enjoy a cup of tea and know that I don't need to hustle everyone into the car! Instead, we can enjoy breakfast together, read, get some schoolwork done, work on projects....These are the days that I covet. I so enjoy the home educating process, the chance to know my kids, and to invest myself into them. It is a joyous blessing to me.
The photo above is of one of my Red Sunset Maples in the front yard, from October of last year. Today they are nearly bare and it is November 8. Autumn is ending and I am sad! It is my Season of the year. This past October was glorious here in Pennsylvania - I enjoyed every minute of it!
The only consolation is that Thanksgiving is only 3 weeks away and then my favorite HOLIDAY season begins! Christmas!